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Serena Maria Daniels
Serena’s Recent Articles
May 12, 2021
25 Essential Taco Types, Explained
From al pastor to huitlacoche.
Apr 23, 2020
How IHOP Became a Ramadan Favorite
Pancakes are especially delicious at 3 a.m.
Mar 5, 2020
Netflix's 'Gentefied' Is the Revolution Taco Tuesday Needs
One of the most enduring and telling scenes of the new series Gentefied, which premiered Feb. 21 on Netflix, comes in episode three, which opens with the iconic Mexican bolero “Sabor a Mi."
Oct 22, 2019
After Halloween, the Dead Rise for This Treat
In 2017, Pixar dropped arguably the single most important animated film in Latinx-American pop culture with the release of Coco.
Oct 22, 2019
The Way to Your Dead Loved Ones' Hearts Is Through the Belly
Long before we started decorating with skeletons and ghosts for Halloween, some 2,500 years ago, the indigenous people of Mesoamerica celebrated their dead with a month-long festival.
Sep 4, 2019
The OG of Detroit Mexican Is a Cheesy Mess and You'd Better Respect It
The botana is as essential to Detroit’s food identity as the coney dog, square pizza, or Better Made chips.
Aug 29, 2019
How a Fried Plantain Sandwich Became a Modern American Classic
Walk into Papa’s Cache Sabroso in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood and the aroma of the stacks of rotating pollo chon (chicken prepared like lechón, Puerto Rico’s famous roast pork) smacks you in the face.
Jun 3, 2019
Actually Fun Date Ideas in Detroit
Now that we’ve suffered through a particularly brutal winter, let's all remember why we love to live in Detroit: the gorgeous summers.
Sep 14, 2018
13 Mexican Dishes You Should Be Ordering but Aren't
Mexican food has a long history in the United States.
Sep 6, 2018
Where to Go Apple Picking in Michigan This Fall
'Tis the season.
Jun 8, 2018
Where to Watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Detroit
We Detroiters love our sports, with major league teams for every season and plenty of Big Ten college teams to follow across Michigan.
Jun 9, 2016
Every Outdoor Movie Playing in Detroit This Summer, in One Calendar
Yes, it’s finally hot enough in the D that the last thing you want is to be cooped up indoors, whether it's on a roof with a cocktail or traipsing around the great state of Michigan.
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